Mozart's Magnificent Voyage CD
The Dream Children are in danger of being written out of Mozart's most famous opera. Hoping to change their fate, they enlist the help of the composer's young son, Karl. Together, the children embark on an incredible journey taking them back in time to Mozart's childhood and forward into the future. Along the way, Karl learns much about his father and comes to understand his legacy of timeless music. More than 24 excerpts of Mozart's most important and engaging works are featured including Symphony No. 1, Clarinet Quintet, Eine Kleine Nachtnusik, plus excerpts from his most famous operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute.
Each audio is a unique combination of music, history and dramatic story-telling, designed to both introduce children to the composers and their music. Each story includes at least one child interacting with the composer, helping the younger set to identify with a character and get a better feel for the historical time period. Trials and triumphs of the great composers are experienced. Stories are based on historical fact. Unlike the Music Masters series, which uses a narrator between musical excerpts to tell you about the composer's life, these tapes use actors and dramatization to bring the story alive. Each composer's music is featured throughout the tape, giving children a taste of their best-loved pieces. All have won Parents' choice awards and other musical awards.
Teacher Notes include additional background information, discussion topics, activity ideas and suggestions for exploring the music.